Burton Kilroy Twin 2020 Review
The Burton Kilroy Twin (formerly known as the Kilroy Process) is a medium soft flexing, twin shaped camber board with a good price.
Features of the Burton Kilroy Twin
- Twin Shape
- Twin Flex
- Super Fly 800g Core
- Dualzone EGD
- Squeezebox Low
- Biax Fiberglass
- Sintered Base
How the kilroy twin Rides
Board size: 155cm
Boots: Salomon Launch Boa 27.5
Bindings: Burton Mission (Re:Flex)
This review is based on me riding the 2020 Burton Kilroy Twin, in fairly good conditions. There had been a bit of fresh snow for the previous few days, so it was quite soft with pockets of deep snow.
I had the bindings set up to my regular angles, which are positive 12 degrees on the front foot, and negative 9 on the back. Although the Kilroy Twin is a true twin board, I had the back binding set on the reference point, and the front foot two notches back.
I do this on quite a few of the twin boards I ride, as it is an easy way for me to get a stance width that I am comfortable with, and the slightly longer nose is always helpful, and realistically I would only ride switch about 5-10% of the time.
Traditional camber give the Kilroy Twin a very familiar feel, with a nice solid and stable feel.
Flex and Pop
It is rated as having a medium soft flex, though it didn’t feel as soft as I thought it would be. After a couple of landings where I had too much weight over the tail of the board, I started to get used to it, and was able to find its limits.
Although technically pretty plain, the regular camber and a radial sidecut give it a solid feel and good edge hold throughout the turn, and it has a reliable feel even without having a stiff flex.
I didn’t ride it in deep snow, but I wouldn’t expect too much from a camber board with a stubby nose anyway.
For the price, having a sintered base is a good selling point, and it kept the speed up fine for me, though it wasn’t in any conditions that would really put it to the test.
- Sintered Base
The Burton Kilroy Twin is one of the best value for money boards out there right now. For $399 US, you get quite a lot of board for the money. The sintered base is a nice standout option, around that price in other brands you are often only getting an extruded base.
It has the heavier 800g core, which I imagine helps keep the price down, and while lighter is always better, for most people I don’t think they would notice it.
It has the simple features of a classic freestyle board, with straight old regular camber, a simple radial sidecut and a twin shape and twin flex. The traditional camber means that you can get a lot out of the board, in my opinion you can’t go wrong with camber. It might feel a little catchy at first, but you soon get used to it, and the tradeoff in edge hold and pop make it worth it.
It would be an option for a first board (as long as you are willing to put in the time to get used to camber), though it would definitely be better for intermediate to advanced riders, especially if they want to ride in the park.
Similar boards that would be a good option:
Burton Kilroy Twin 2020 Technical Specs
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